HEY - YOU WANT TO ARGUE WHICH DOCTOR/ACTOR/ETC IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER - DO THAT ON A DOCTOR WHO FORUM AND NOT MY ART THREAD. If people can't be civil, or on topic, I'll close comments. Be good. This is an experiment. Read more about why I'm ranting here --> onegemini.deviantart.com/journ...
"Doctor Who v3, #9 - GameStop Retailer Exclusive Cover", April, 2013. Drawn in pencil, on 11"x17" BlueLinePro comic board, digitally inked in Manga Studio EX 4, colors in Photoshop CS2.
This isn't fan art (though I am a fan, and it is my art). It's my return to IDW's Doctor Who comics! Kinda. No interiors, just this cover, and it'll be a rareish one at that.
I did this "Retailer Exclusive" cover for next week's DOCTOR WHO (Volume 3) #9.
There's a whole story behind the making of this cover, but I don't think I can share it. Long and the short is what we have here is the Doctor in his Victorian gear and Clara in hers (or the Victorian Clara?) arriving on a steampunkish junk planet.
As for what exactly is happening in said issue (written by Andy Diggle and Eddie Robson, with art by the fantastic Andy Kuhn and colors by Charlie Kirchoff), other than Clara's first appearance in the comics, well, click here for a preview issuu.com/idwpublishing/docs/d...
So, what does "Retailer Exclusive" mean? It means you can get this cover at only one place. In this case, GameStop. "But GameStop doesn't sell comics," you say. No, not usually. But they do sell them (after a fashion) via their PowerUp Rewards program. Go here www.poweruprewards.com/
for more info.
Basically, you pay a yearly fee to join GameStop's PowerUp Rewards program, and for that year you get special discounts, more return on game trade-ins, and every purchase gives you PowerUp Rewards "points." The points can be traded-in via the website above for more discounts, or items such as games, various game-related merch, and sometimes special comics. They've offered exclusive-cover Star Wars comics in the past, as well as comics from other game-related properties. This time, it's Doctor Who, and GameStop will be the only place to get it (until they make their way on eBay - for collector-level prices).
I may have copies with me at cons in the future, but I won't be selling them online. So... either join up with GameStop, or haunt eBay until they show up.
Anyway, always happy to draw the Doctor, and I hope this won't be my last time out.